turbojet

noun
tur·​bo·​jet | \ ˈtər-bō-ˌjet How to pronounce turbojet (audio) \

Definition of turbojet

1 : an airplane powered by turbojet engines

Examples of turbojet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Powered by two Jumo 004 B4-1 turbojet engines, the sleek planes zoomed in to drop their payloads and then quickly soared away. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, "With Lightning Speed and Agility, Germany’s Ar 234 Blitz Jet Bomber Was a Success That Ultimately Failed," 19 Dec. 2020 Unlike traditional missiles that use rocket motors, fly high altitudes, and travel at Mach 2+ speeds, cruise missiles use turbojet engines, fly at low altitudes, and travel at subsonic speeds. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Is Not Your Father’s Tomahawk Cruise Missile," 15 Dec. 2020 Not surprisingly pilots are generally high-time multi-engine- or turbojet-qualified operators, usually with air transport certifications. Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, "Appearing nightly, the Quest Diagnostics Air Force," 29 Apr. 2020 Drones displayed by Iran have had TJ100 turbojets (or engines that are nearly identical knockoffs). Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "More evidence points to Iranian cruise missiles, drones in attack on Saudi oilfield," 18 Sep. 2019 Introduced in 1969, the supersonic airliner powered by turbojet could transport passengers from Western Europe to the East Coast of the United States in 3 1/2 hours. Natalie B. Compton, chicagotribune.com, "The Golden Age of airplane food is over; the future is snacks, sustainability," 21 Oct. 2019 Modern cruise missiles use turbojet or turbofan engines and typically have ranges of 1,000 miles or so, a limit that is dictated by their fuel supply. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia Conducts a New Test of its Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile," 6 Feb. 2019 Buresvestnik uses a gasoline powered engine, probably a turbojet, to take off. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Putin’s New Missiles Are Having Decidedly Mixed Success," 25 Mar. 2019 Designed by Boeing, the dagger-like jets would be raised up on launch platforms nose-first and then boosted into the sky by three 23,000-pound Wright SE-105 turbojets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Navy Could Have Had a Submarine Aircraft Carrier," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of turbojet

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 Dec 2020

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“Turbojet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbojet. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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turbojet

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English Language Learners Definition of turbojet

: an airplane that has a turbojet engine

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